Shotwick, Cheshire Genealogy
Guide to Shotwick, Cheshire family history and genealogy: parish registers (baptism, christening, marriage, and burial records), civil registration (birth, marriage, and death records), census records, history, wills, cemetery, online transcriptions and indexes, an interactive map and websites.
SHOTWICK, a township and a parish in Great Boughton district, Cheshire. The township lies 2¾ miles WSW of Ledsham railway station, and 5½ miles NW of Chester. The parish contains also the townships of Capenhurst, Woodbank, Little Saughall, and Great Saughall; the last of which has a post-office under Chester. There are three dissenting chapels.
St Michael's Church, Shotwick is in the village of Shotwick, Cheshire, England. The church is in the diocese of Chester, the archdeaconry of Chester and the deanery of Wirral South. Its benefice is combined with that of St Nicholas, Burton. The village, including part of the hamlet of Two Mills was within the Wirral Hundred.
St. Michael’s is a medieval double aisled church with largely eighteenth century furniture including box pews and a three decker pulpit. What is certain is that when the Domesday Book was compiled, a church existed at “Soto-wiche”, belonging to the secular canons of St. Werburgh. This church had probably been established about 100 years before. The Norman Church, which supplanted the Saxon one about the beginning of the 12th Century.
Shotwick is a village and civil parish on the Wirral Peninsula in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The village is situated close to the border with Wales.
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241252.
Scotwick St Michael and All Angels parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials have been indexed by the following groups:
|FS PR's =FamilySearch Parish Registers|
|FS BT's = FamilySearch Bishops Transcripts|
|Shotwick St Michael and All Angels Parish (1591) Online Records|
|FS PR's|| 1681-1909
|FS BT'S|| 1599-1896
To find the names of the neighbouring parishes, use England Jurisdictions 1851. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.
Shotwick, St. Michael and All Angels (C of E). An ancient parish church, originally serving the townships of Capenhurst, Great Saughall, Little Saughall, Shotwick and Woodbank. Registers of Baptisms 1681–1991, Marriages 1681–1992 and Burials 1681–1992 have been deposited at the Cheshire Record Office, where Bishop's Transcripts survive from 1591.
The Parish registers Parish registers for Shotwick, 1681-1992 Microfilm of original records in the Cheshire Record Office, Chester, England. Cheshire Record Office call no.: P49/1/1-3, 2, P49/4832/1-3, P49/3/1-3, P49/5/1-2
|Parish registers Content||FHL Film|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1681, 1690-1940. Marriages, 1941-1971. Burials, 1941-1992. Interments in Shotwick Church new burial ground, 1873-1904.||BRITISH 1999729 Items 1 - 12|
The Bishop's Transcripts are on Microfilm as follows:
|Bishop's Transcripts Content||FHL Library|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1591, 1599-1600, 1605, 1607-1611, 1614, 1616-1618, 1622-1624, 1626-1627, 1630-1632, 1634, 1636-1639, 1641-1642, 1658-1661, 1669-1672, 1672, 1675-1676, 1679-1683, 1690-1691, 1694-1741, 1745-1805, 1807-1812.||BRITISH 1751621 Item 2|
|Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1813-1829, 1832-1850, 1852-1863, 1867, 1866, 1865, 1864, 1868-1874, 1888. Baptisms, burials, 1830-1831, 1851, 1875-1887, 1889-1896. Burials, 1812, 1828.|| BRITISH |
|Burials, 1878-1896. Baptisms, 1879-1896. Marriages, 1888.|| BRITISH |
1751716 Item 1
The Cheshire, Church of England christening and marriage records are available online at FamilySearch Historic Records
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from 1 July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. Here are two excellent Internet sites with birth, marriage a nd death indexes available:
Poor Law Unions
Chester Poor Law Union from 1871-1930
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cheshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
- Wilson, John Marius, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Adapted 7 April 2013
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any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.